Traveler Buttress Trip Report 7/19/08

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Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 24, 2008 - 08:31pm PT
How sweeeet it is!
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jul 24, 2008 - 08:48pm PT
Cool - and thanks for the photos!
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Jul 14, 2009 - 10:39am PT
Zander,

So you even did a TR of Traveler B in 2008... boy, you get around! Great Pics.

...and when will you be getting around to North Country's?!

Footloose
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jul 14, 2009 - 10:46am PT
Love that route. Did it back in the late Sixties. The L.Leap is so fun.

Here is a re-image of that shot below the crux. it needed this, it's a nice image:

tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 14, 2009 - 11:10am PT
one of my all time favorites. I used to do it a couple of times a year.

One of my best climbing memories is from the first time I did that route. After pulling the squeeze, you get that third pitch around the corner onto steep and exposed jugs. I just remember some friends waving to me from the trail and waving back from a great holds on steep climb with a lot of air under my feet.

They don't get much better than this climb.
msiddens

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Jul 14, 2009 - 11:11am PT
Great one....I finally got back on that thing last year after bailing back when my hexes were the only thing dangling off my rack. Much better with a wide cam but a great route regardless.

A picture at the hidden jug.

scabang

climber
Jul 14, 2009 - 01:05pm PT
I did it in the early 90's and thought that i was da Man. When along comes this chica two bricks & a tickey high carrying a 75l North Face pack and she proceeds to solo the climb, no problem. Showoff!
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Jul 14, 2009 - 01:56pm PT
chica two bricks & a tickey high

What in the heck is that?

msiddens... try that 5.10 crack to the left next time... save your shoulder... take it from an old man.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 14, 2009 - 02:25pm PT
Sooo cool.

Thanks for sharing Zander!

Gotta get there some day.
msiddens

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Jul 16, 2009 - 10:06am PT
Footloose.....you should know as you were the belayer there:-) I'd love to go back and do it again. Come to thing....still need to get on Roofer's and continue up and Eagle's as well. So much to do.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Jul 16, 2009 - 10:32am PT
msiddens-- Well save me as your Eagles partner, then! come Sept or Oct, I think, after all that avian business is through...
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2009 - 09:27pm PT
Hey Peter,
How did you tweak the photo. I'm trying to learn the ins and outs of photoshop. Did you use photoshop? If so, what did you do exactly. If you used some other program, what was it and what did you do.
Thanks,
Zander
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Jul 16, 2009 - 10:41pm PT
Great report Zander, it makes me want to do the route.
mongrel

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 16, 2009 - 10:48pm PT
Msiddens, whaddya mean, hidden jug? It's as obvious as can be! It's a classic piece of squeeze chimneying: one place, reach way in for a fist jam (maybe only works if your arms are long); at others, holds at the outer edge. Just don't wedge yourself too far in and it's a cruise. The lower you go out to the arete on the 3rd, the more fun it is, with successive moves on toe holds right on the very frickin' edge. Better than the Gunks.
T H

Boulder climber
the ground up
Jul 16, 2009 - 10:49pm PT
" hey there...say . . . " is now copywritten. Talk to her lawyer(s).
seth kovar

climber
Bay Area
Apr 25, 2010 - 03:50pm PT
Bump...
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Apr 25, 2010 - 04:12pm PT
a couple of shots from the late 80s...early season ascent...photos courtesy Eric Collins

Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2010 - 07:39pm PT
TT,
Nice blast from the past photo bump.
Z
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Apr 25, 2010 - 08:36pm PT
you bet Z...at that time those high tops were "all the rage"
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Apr 25, 2010 - 10:16pm PT
I've only been up there once, and after a long weekend and late into the afternoon I bailed on pitch two right at the crux. Been told I was within 6"s of the "hidden hold" but wasn't feeling it that day.

Anyway, we brought big ass cams with us (maybe even a #6??) thinking "protect the Off Width" - but it seemed big cams wouldn't really work anyway. What size is right for those crux moves anyway??

Got to go back soon and clean up my record and my guilty conscience for being a wimp that day. ha

thanks in advance
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